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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058


Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on


Huntsville Full Monte - 9-21-2019 (first maratahon in seven years)

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running



born in 1964. married 22 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

“Make friends with pain and you’ll never be alone.”



Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 90.00 Year: 677.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 562.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 237.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 148.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Total Distance

10 miles / easy. From work. Mostly sunny, temps in the low 50's.

The achilles is still tight. No where near how bad it was last week, but still...probably just going to run very easy for a while, focus a lot on form, and hopefully strengthen the problem area. The piriformis didn't whine at all, yay. Most likely no Ogden, unless I get in a stupid mood at the last minute and go for it.

WT 10 miles.

Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
From Stacie on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 14:11:28 from

woo hoo!

From Carolyn in Colorado on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 14:19:07 from

That's a pretty long easy run.

From JD on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 14:34:50 from

The "easy" always refers to pace. Everything's going to be "easy" for a while.

From Lysa on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 14:45:35 from

JD, that sounds promising! Hooray! I'm glad you had a good run and were able to test the waters a bit. I bet it feels good to be back even if it is slow. Good Job!!

From Adam RW on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 16:18:36 from

Glad to hear the piriformis is feeling better, that is such a pain in the a#$ :)

From Carolyn in Colorado on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 16:28:18 from

Yes, but with enough distance, even easy pace becomes hard. I think for me 10 miles would be enough distance, but I guess for you it isn't.

From JD on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 16:52:00 from

Lysa - it did feel good. I missed that endorphin fix!

Adam - Lol! Literally a pain in the a#$! It was hurting all the time, especially when driving. I hope it doesn't come back.

Carolyn - I imagine you could probably run 20 miles today if the pace was easy enough.

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